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For, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020


Fewer new movies open this weekend but it’s a real mix, with dark comedy, horror, animation and fantasy at the forefront. Be safe as you venture out to local theaters, all employing Covid-19 restrictions.


“Honest Thief” (PG-13). Liam Neeson is a wealthy longtime thief who decides to go straight for the love of a woman. But when he attempts to return all the money he stole to make a deal with the FBI, two agents double-cross him and take the dough for themselves. Bad idea. With Kate Walsh, Jai Courtney, Jeffrey Donovan and Robert Patrick.


“2 Hearts” (PG-13). This sort-of mystery romance follows two couples falling in love in two different timelines — the 1970s and the present day. And they will eventually converge. Based on a true story. With Radha Mitchell.


“Don’t Look Back” (Not Rated). Karma as horror, with bystanders who decline to take action when they witness a brutal beating that kills a man, suddenly dying by some supernatural form of revenge.




“The Kid Detective” (R). Adam Brody is the title character in this dark comedy-mystery about a former child detective who earned some renown as a kid but as a post-30-year-old adult is flop. Until a young woman asks him to help her learn who killed her boyfriend by stabbing him 17 times.


“The Devil Has a Name” (R). Edward James Olmos directed and has a supporting role in this true comedy-drama about a farmer (David Strathairn) that fights back when his land and water are polluted by oil exploration. With Kate Bosworth, Alfred Molina, Haley Joel Osment and Martin Sheen.


“Love and Monsters” (PG-13). When giant creatures take over the Earth, humans move underground to form a new society. But a pair of teenagers living 80 miles apart and communicating via radio decide to risk going above ground to reconnect. An action horror-comedy. With Dylan O’Brien and Michael Rooker.




“Over the Moon” (PG). This Chinese animated musical is about a girl who builds a rocket so she can travel to the moon and meet a mythical goddess. Dubbed in English with voices by Sandra Oh, Ken Jeong, John Cho, Margaret Cho, among others.


Added to the “classic” revivals this weekend are “The Shining,” the 2018 “Halloween” sequel, and for the younger set, “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the 2019 animated version of “The Addams Family” and “The Croods."